Archer City

Brains, Book Sales, and Cautionary Tales: Today’s TNR Reader
August 22, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Wikileaks was supposed to transform journalism. But then its epic downfall began. Foreign Policy | 7 min (1,660 words)  What happens when a bunch of urban northerners descend on a book sale in the sweltering Texan heat? Larry McMurtry on his Archer City auction. NYRB | 4 min (1,014 words) Steve Jobs was a genius with a short temper.